On Tuesday evening the Forney City Council held a joint workshop with the Forney Economic Development Board of Directors in order to review the EDC’s Strategic Plan for growth and development throughout the city.
Addressing the Council, FEDC Executive Director Warren Ketteman first spent consideration time providing a brief history of the legal definition and description of Forney’s EDC, before moving on to elaborate on the commercial markets and employment avenues currently being pursued by the City of Forney.
On Tuesday evening the Forney City Council refused to take action to pass, deny or table an ordinance recommendation by the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission that is intended to improve the appearance of residential fencing throughout the city.
Several council members were clearly unhappy and uneducated on the specifics surrounding the material and installation changes being described within the new ordinance.
At their January meeting the Forney ISD Board of Trustees approved a resolution expressing their official intent to reimburse the cost of a construction associated with converting Rhea and Smith Elementary Schools into 5th and 6th grade intermediate campuses.
FISD Chief Financial Officer John Chase reminded to the Board of Trustees that the budget to convert the elementary schools into intermediate school campuses was approved at their December board meeting.
During the January meeting of the Forney ISD Board of Trustees, the results of the school boards annual self-evaluation were disclosed and it was revealed that school board member’s feel their performance only “needs improvement” in one area.
While discussing the Board’s Annual Self-evaluation Report, FISD Board President Keith Bell stated that the school board member’s would like to see improvement made in their relationship with the City of Forney.
Because several hot political races are on the horizon, on Thursday night Kaufman County voters were presented with the first of several candidate forums that will provide voter’s with information about the candidates seeking election in the March Primary.
On Monday evening in honor of School Board Appreciation Month, Forney ISD Superintendent Suzanne McWilliams expressed the districts appreciation to each of the members of the school board for their continued loyalty and dedication to the students and staff of the FISD.
Forney Independent School District (ISD) Superintendent of Schools, Suzanne McWilliams informed the Forney ISD Board of Trustees that she plans to retire from public education at the end of the 2017-2018 school year.
On Thursday evening the Forney Planning and Zoning Commission voted unanimously to recommend that several changes be made to Article V of the Comprehensive Zoning Ordinance in order to strengthen residential fencing requirements throughout the city.
Laura Hughes, Kaufman County Clerk, would like to announce that she is seeking re-election for the office of Kaufman County Clerk in the upcoming March 6, 2018 Republican Primary.
County Clerk, Laura Hughes, is pleased to announce to that the County Clerk’s Office was once again presented the State’s prestigious 2017 Exemplary Five Star Award at the 63rd Annual Vital Statistics Conference.
As the citizens of Forney welcome a new year, they have much to reflect upon regarding the many changes that have transpired within Forney’s City Hall in 2017.
In early 2018, the City of Rockwall will call an election to be held on May 5, 2018 for the purpose of electing three City Council Members - one each for Places 2, 4 and 6.